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GE plans offshore wind job cuts

GE Renewable Energy is looking to cut jobs in its offshore wind unit based in France, because of delays in getting final approval for the country's offshore projects.

LM to open new French blade site

FRANCE: GE's newly acquired blade manufacturer LM Wind Power will open a new factory in northwest France to serve the offshore wind market.

GE appoints new offshore CEO

UNITED STATES: GE Renewable Energy has appointed John Lavelle as its new offshore chief executive officer (CEO), replacing Anders Soe Jensen.

Areva sells Adwen stake to Gamesa

FRANCE: Areva has exercised its option to sell its 50% stake in the Adwen offshore joint venture to partner Gamesa after failing to find a third-party buyer.

GE bid for Adwen reportedly rejected

FRANCE: US conglomerate GE has reportedly had a bid for offshore joint venture Adwen turned down by Siemens and Gamesa.

GE considering Adwen buyout

FRANCE: GE Renewables is reportedly looking into acquiring the Gamesa-Areva offshore wind joint venture as it aims to become "one of three major players" in the industry.

Tower assembly begins at 'game-changing' Block Island

UNITED STATES: Executives from Deepwater Wind and GE tour Block Island's base port as tower assembly begins for the US' first offshore project.

ORE Catapult completes Samsung 7MW purchase

UK: Industry research body ORE Catapult has completed the acquisition of the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) 7MW prototype turbine installed at Levenmouth, east Scotland.

Offshore Project Progress -- 14 December

WORLDWIDE: Recent project updates from RWE's 576MW Gwynt y Mor site in the UK, the first offshore project in the US and Germany's Amrumbank West.

Offshore Project Progress - 20 November

WORLDWIDE: Recent project updates from the German Veja Mate site, the US' first offshore wind project and four sites surrounding the UK, including ScottishPower Renewables' East Anglia zone.

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